Archives for: January 2004, 30
Training is still going extremely well - I was the only one in my training class who was willing to get on the phone and talk with customers today. I let our trainer handle the keyboard while I talked with the customer - I can handle the phone script (I am an actor, after all!) and the computer stuff will come to me as I do it, and I have full faith and confidence that it won't take long for me to pick it up. I did really well with the customers, and I was content with not having embarrassed myself. The trick will be being able to do all of this in French!
We also found out today that we'll be training all next week, too, which is great since that gives me more time to be completely capable on the phones and also to give myself a weekend to adjust to the night schedule. I am heading to San Diego this weekend (so won't be blogging again until at least Sunday night or maybe even Monday) to visit my uncle and a couple of friends. I haven't been down there for months and months, so this will be a fun little trip.
Diet-wise, I'm cleaning up my act little by little - I get major headaches when I detox too fast, and I AM detoxing now. Today I was good about not eating junk food, and I haven't had wheat in several days now. I'm staying away from the major avoids now, and working my way towards the other avoids little by little.
You'd think after nearly six years of the BTD that I'd have this down pat, but with starting a new job and still coming off the holiday good frenzy, clearly I don't! I know I'll never be perfect at this, and I think it's important not to beat oneself up about slip-ups or the inabiity to find appropriate food when one is caught unprepared. I was overly controlling about my food for a long time, and I do try to stay 98% compliant, but I can't expect myself to do anything but the best I can do at THAT moment. And sometimes that just means that I'm having coffee cake or a chocolate chip cookie!
At some point I think I will have to be extremely vigilant about my diet to continue to clear up my food allergies, but I'll do it when I'm ready. I've never paid much attention to the portion sizes or frequency of servings, and I'm working on increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables I eat, and that is improving. I'm still learning what a portion size of fruit, veggies, meat, etc., really looks like, but I'm working on it.
One person contacted me and asked how to find out one's secretor status, and I thought I would mention it here so that others can find out, too. Dr. D'Adamo has a secretor test available through NAP, and it is a really easy spit test that you send off in the mail and you get your results in about 10 days or so. It's a factor in the BTD, but don't feel compelled to get a secretor test if you don't feel like it or feel like you can't afford it. About 80% of the population are secretors, so odds are high you are a secretor.
I got to sleep about 2am last night, and it's already 12:30 tonight. Knowing that I have to get up again at 7am and be functional is not a comforting thought. My diet is getting stricter because avoids make me very tired, so right now I'm on salads, smoothies, pumpkin seeds and trail mix during the day. Tomorrow I'm having dinner with Mike (new neighbor, B+, which CHICKEN and CORN PUFFS in his fridge right now!) before I head down to San Diego for the weekend. Things are getting interesting in that department, and I'll report more as things progress or change. Let's just say that as complicated as he seems to make things, I'm liking him more as time goes on. But that also still pursuing, uh, other options! I have a date on Sunday night, and some other things in the works. We'll see how it goes!